In Partnership with the University of Michigan Institute for Healthcare Policy & Innovation

Deena Costa, PhD, RN, FAAN


University of Michigan | School of Nursing

Assistant Professor | Department of Systems, Populations and Leadership | University of Michigan School of Nursing

Co-Director | National Clinician Scholars Program | Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation (IHPI)

Dr. Costa’s goal is to maximize survival and minimize morbidity for mechanically ventilated adults. She accomplishes this through her research on the organization and management of critical care. Specifically, her work identifies key structural and functional characteristics of ICU interprofessional teams that can be leveraged to improve the delivery of high quality, complex care to mechanically ventilated patients. She is a trained health services researcher with clinical expertise in adult critical care nursing. Her work care has been published in leading journals such as JAMA, Chest, and Critical Care Medicine. Her research, funded by AHRQ, incorporates both quantitative and qualitative methods to examine ICU teamwork and patient outcomes. Prior to joining the University of Michigan faculty, Dr. Costa completed a pre-doctoral research fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania Center for Health Outcomes and Policy Research and a post-doctoral fellowship in Critical Care Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh in the Clinical Research, Investigations and Systems Modeling of Acute Illness (CRISMA) Center.